Broadcast halted as booster in Wana is blown up
Dilawar Khan Wazir
WANA, March 21, 2006: A radio booster was blown up in this South Waziristan Agency headquarters town on Sunday night March 19. Officials said the explosion, which took place at about 1:30am, had destroyed the aerial transmission unit and antenna of the radio station.
The radio station had suspended its broadcasts after the explosion, AFP quoted senior producer Humayun Khan as saying.
The government had installed the low frequency radio station in Wana in July 2004, which regularly broadcast programmes in Pashtu language.
The radio station was installed to counter the propaganda of the militants and educate local people about development schemes in the area near Afghan border.
The radio booster had come under attack soon after its installation in 2004. Militants blow up radio tower in Pakistani tribal town.